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Social housing proposal falls short

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 10:53 am | The Maori Party

While the Māori Party welcomes some of the social housing proposals announced yesterday, it believes much more needs to be done to provide healthy and affordable homes for whānau. More >>

RMA’s primary purpose must be to protect our environment

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 9:19 am | The Maori Party

The Māori Party will always prioritise kaitiakitanga/guardianship of this country’s natural resources ahead of commercial development. More >>

Māori Party condemns Paris shooting

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 5:14 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party condemns the violent attack on the offices of the Charlie Hedbo newspaper in Paris. More >>

The trail-blazing political career of Tariana Turia

Wednesday, 31 December 2014, 12:33 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party co-leaders join others in congratulating the wahine toa from Te Tai Hau-a-Uru who has been appointed a Dame Companion in the New Years Honours List for her services as a Member of Parliament. More >>

Honouring individuals who serve our communities

Wednesday, 31 December 2014, 12:32 pm | The Maori Party

MEDIA STATEMENT Wednesday 31 December 2014 Honouring individuals who serve our communities The Māori Party celebrates the incredible contribution and sacrifices made by a noble cast of hundreds, honoured in the 2015 New Year’s Honours. “Topping the ... More >>

Retired Minister Tariana Turia Needs To Let Go

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 4:13 pm | The Maori Party

The former Minister for Whanau Ora, Hon Tariana Turia needs to remember that her decision to retire from Parliament at the last General Election carries a responsibility to leave political decisions to her successors, and not to try to interfere. This ... More >>

Common sense prevails with decision on the name Whanganui

Monday, 22 December 2014, 11:26 am | The Maori Party

The Māori Party is pleased that the Wanganui District Council will apply to have the ‘H’ included in the spelling of its name. More >>

Social Media Campaign lifts spirits after Sydney Siege

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 9:17 am | The Maori Party

Māori Party Co-leader, Marama Fox, has reached out across the Tasman to commend the initiative of Australian woman, Rachael Jacobs, who inspired the #illridewithyou campaign. More >>

Tribunal report confirms iwi ownership of Lake Waikaremoana

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 9:37 am | The Maori Party

The Māori Party welcomes the long-awaited Waitangi Tribunal report on Lake Waikaremoana released today. More >>

Turia: Becoming a Person

Friday, 12 December 2014, 3:35 pm | The Maori Party

It is exactly six months to the day that I announced that Robert Martin will be New Zealand’s candidate in 2016 for the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. More >>

Maori Party welcomes Waitangi Tribunal report

Monday, 8 December 2014, 8:45 am | The Maori Party

Maori Party Co-leader, Marama Fox, has welcomed the Waitangi Tribunal's latest report as a positive attempt at applying the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People to a contemporary issue [WAI 2417; Whaia te mana motuhake; in pursuit ... More >>

Changes to Countering Terrorism Bill Don’t Go Far Enough

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 1:15 pm | The Maori Party

Changes to Countering Terrorism Bill Don’t Go Far Enough The Māori Party will oppose the Countering Terrorism Bill when it’s presented to Parliament under urgency next week. “While we are pleased that the National Party will reduce the warrantless ... More >>

Challenging low Māori representation in local government

Friday, 28 November 2014, 2:22 pm | The Maori Party

Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox has questioned the Minister of Local Government about what initiatives are underway to increase tangata whenua (indigenous) representation on local and district councils. More >>

Māori Party supports People's Blueprint on family violence

Friday, 28 November 2014, 9:10 am | The Maori Party

The Māori Party supports key recommendations made in the People's Blueprint report on family violence released by the Glenn Inquiry today. "We support the call for the Government to provide visible leadership on family violence by appointing ... More >>

Calling on anti-violence activists to step up

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 5:13 pm | The Maori Party

Māori Party co-leaders believe every individual, whānau, hapū and iwi can help stop the high level of family violence that exists in our country. More >>

Bill’s Indecent Haste Makes a Mockery of Our Democracy

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 2:45 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party urges people to make a submission on the Countering Terrorism Fighters Legislation Bill today and ask for an extension to the timeframe for this important bill. Public submissions on the bill close today and the Foreign Affairs, Defence ... More >>

Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 9:01 am | The Maori Party

The Māori Party rises today in support of the first reading of the Countering Terrorism Fighters Legislation Bill. But let me make it quite clear from the outset that our support in subsequent stages is conditional upon our concerns being addressed. We ... More >>

He Aituā: Te Orohi Paul

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 1:23 pm | The Maori Party

"We are devastated by the loss of Te Orohi Paul. She has been a stalwart supporter of the Māori Party since its inception and one of my guiding lights," says Māori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell. More >>

Maori Party urges careful consideration of report

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 2:53 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party is encouraging New Zealanders to make a commitment towards reading stage one of the Paparahi o te Raki (Northland District) inquiry. “The report comes at a time when there is fresh energy for looking at the importance of Māori history ... More >>

Disability progress an ongoing priority for Maori Party

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 2:50 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party has endorsed the accolades issued to former Minister for Disability Issues, Hon Tariana Turia, who was recently awarded lifetime membership from CCS Disability Action. More >>

 

 

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